15 December 2017

Works begin on the final stage of the Winchelsea to Colac Princes Highway duplication

Work has begun on the final stage of the Princes Highway Winchelsea to Colac duplication.

Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson said this section involves duplication of 8.5km of highway, between Warncoort and Baillie St in East Colac.

“The completed project will increase capacity, improve travel time reliability and vehicle safety and reduce vehicle operating costs and environmental emissions,” Ms Henderson said.

“I am delighted that the project is on track and the issue of using the borrow pits for road making soil has been settled.”

The Winchelsea to Colac duplication is a joint federal and state $363.5 million project.

Once completed, the project will duplicate 35kms of the Princes Highway from Deans Marsh Road, Winchelsea to Baillie St, Colac.

“The Turnbull Government has proudly committed $181.7m to this project which includes upgrading existing bridges, upgrading pedestrian and cycling paths and grade-separating the Geelong-Warrnambool rail line near Warncoort.

“The Princes Highway duplication from Waurn Ponds to Colac is such a vital project for the Corangamite electorate and south-west Victoria – for road safety, jobs and as an incentive to bring new industries to regional Victoria.   I am so very proud to have fought for and delivered funding for this major infrastructure project.”

15 December 2017